Versus Versace guest designer and musician Zayn Malik takes the cover story of Evening Standard Magazine‘s November 2016 edition captured by fashion photographer Clare Shilland. In charge of styling were Jason Rembert and Anish Patel, with grooming and hair styling from beauty artist Gemma Wheatcroft. For the session Zayn is wearing selected looks from the likes of Versace, Marni, Lanvin, Cos, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, and Dsquared2.
“I want people to see the good side to me and, yeah, the emotional stress of maybe not fulfilling that is a lot sometimes. Anxiety is something people don’t necessarily want to advertise because it’s seen, in a way, like a weakness. I speak about it so that people understand that it doesn’t matter what level of success you have, where you’re from, who you are, what sex you are, what you do — you can still experience these things. For me to pretend that I didn’t have anxiety would be fake. It also helps people understand why I behave in a certain way. Sometimes things get in the way of us doing exactly what we want. I never mean to offend. It’s an uncontrollable thing that I can’t do anything about.” – Zayn on anxiety.